SHILLONG/TURA, April 22: The National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s directive to ban “rat-hole-mining” in Meghalaya has come as a big jolt to coal miners in the different parts of the state.
Majority of the coal miners’ associations in the state have expressed their stiff opposition to the order of NGT which was passed on April 17.
The Hima Nongstoin Coal Traders’ and Producers’ Association (HNCTPA) in West Khasi Hills District Tuesday decided hold a public meeting at Nongpyndeng village near Nongstoin to protest against the order.
Outfit claims people misusing GNLA demand pads to extort money
Tura, April 22: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has refuted claim of Assam Police of arresting a militant of the outfit. Besides saying that the person arrested did not belong to the outfit, it also lambasted the Army based in Assam for spreading false propaganda against the outfit. It also said that demand pads recovered of the GNLA were being used to collect money by some individuals to extort money from people.
SHILLONG, April 22: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) Tuesday expressed strong opposition against the proposed move of the state government to shift the Reid Chest Hospital from the existing site at Mawprem area.
The decision to shift the hospital is to make way for the construction of the Shillong Medical College.
SHILLONG, April 23: The Global Social Welfare Organization (GSWO) has sought clarification from the District Transport Officer (DTO), East Khasi Hills, on the passenger capacity of local taxi plying in the city.
The clarification was sought due to the adamant attitude of the local taxis who carry more than 5 passengers whereas the dash board strictly showcases ‘capacity 5 in all’.
Tura, April 22: The three day annual Charantala Kali Puja cum Mela completed its grand golden jubilee Tuesday in the village of Babedpara, about 50 kms from the district headquarter of Tura, West Garo Hills. The annual Puja was first initiated in the year 1965 and has continued unabated since then, with every year bringing even more devotees. This year alone, a total of more than 10 lakh devotees came and prayed to the Goddess Kali, in whose name the temple was built – Charantala Kali Temple.